Ideal Protein Diet - Exercise? How much do you do on Phase 1?




JoLoMN
08-06-2011, 01:55 PM
I'm curious how much exercise you do while on Phase 1 and continue to lose?

I hope you'll share if you are on the basic plan for Phase 1, or if you are eating extra packets of protein.

My coach discourages any jogging or using any weights. I've read posts by many of you who are toning while losing and not experiencing any sagging skin. Are you happy with your progress on the weight loss side of things?

I'm walking 4 miles a day (15-min miles) three or four times a week and not adding any additional protien packets. I'm curious what more I can safely do without jeapardizing losing.

Jo


gettinmygrooveback
08-06-2011, 02:27 PM
For me...adding that additional packet is necessary. 4 miles, 4X week.....you might want to consider adding. Since there is no glucose in your system for your body to burn for energy, it will turn to protein to get what it needs. If you do not give it adequate protein, it will get it from your muscles......this is NOT what you want to happen.I would suggest you have some extra protein only on the days you walk and have it prior to the walk.....make it available for body's use. See how your body reacts....

I walk, practice yoga and resistance band work for toning. I was an avid exerciser prior to IP. I am almost at the halfway point and am seeing that toning is CRUCIAL for me. I have been a steady loser until this past week. I only lost 1/2 pound but lost quite a few inches exactly where it needed to disappear from......I attribute this to my focus on toning.

Nads
08-06-2011, 02:40 PM
I also have a question about exercise. More specifically, is anyone doing Callanetics and IP at the same time? If so, what have your results been like?


wheekers
08-06-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm curious how much exercise you do while on Phase 1 and continue to lose?

I hope you'll share if you are on the basic plan for Phase 1, or if you are eating extra packets of protein.

My coach discourages any jogging or using any weights. I've read posts by many of you who are toning while losing and not experiencing any sagging skin. Are you happy with your progress on the weight loss side of things?

I'm walking 4 miles a day (15-min miles) three or four times a week and not adding any additional protien packets. I'm curious what more I can safely do without jeapardizing losing.

Jo

I walk for 45 min-hr about 5 days a week. I don't eat any extra packets. I wonder if i should be? I lose about 2 lbs a week

jennydoodle
08-06-2011, 03:42 PM
I have been exercising since day 1 on IP. I was consistantly working out prior to IP as well. I workout 5-6x per week, pretty intensly and I add an extra packet on any day I exercise, sometimes 2 if I find myself very hungry. I am very happy with my losses and feel that exercise has contributed to them, not hindered them. I also feel that the exercise has helped me lose inches and keep me toned and tight. I don't have any sagging skin that some people are saying they have.

My typical day looks like this:

9:00- IP packet
12:30- 6-8 oz. protein, 2 cups veggies, salad & 1 t. olive oil
4:00- IP Restricted
5:30-6:30- Work out
6:30- IP RTD shake
8:30- IP packet, 2 cups veggies, salad & 1 t. olive oil

This has been working very well for me. I would highly recommend having an extra packet on days you exercise. You could try it for a week and see how it goes.

Mizzthingaling
08-06-2011, 05:14 PM
I also have a question about exercise. More specifically, is anyone doing Callanetics and IP at the same time? If so, what have your results been like?

I transferred to Callanetics during my previous time on IP and continued to lose every week. Before I was doing Zumba, Turbo Fire and walking. My loss stalled so I added an extra packet and started Walk Away the Pounds and Callanetics and it started back.

I plan to restart Monday.

SVermonter
08-06-2011, 08:29 PM
I have been wondering about exercise as well. I did not exercise before but I am in my 5th week now and I would like to start using my treadmill. Will this hurt my weight loss?

Nads
08-06-2011, 09:00 PM
Thank you Mizzthingaling. I own several Walk Away the Pounds workout DVDs. Do you do Callanetics one day and then Walk Away the Pounds the following day? I did Callanetics (10 in 10) consistently a few years ago, and go great results. Please let me know what your workout schedule looks like. Thank you!

Carrielee
08-06-2011, 09:56 PM
so excercising can slow the weight loss?? I am starting tomorrow, and I am an avid excerciser.. my coach told me to maybe keep it to about a 30 min walk a day.. i would like to include some muscle work too.. liek crunches weights?? is this a bad idea?? I have a 70lbs to lose and IM 26, she said I should worry about loose skin because of my age??

Mizzthingaling
08-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Yes Nads. M,W,F I did Callanetics and T and TH I did the one mile walk away the pound. Saturday was optional. You have less weight to lose than me so I would suggest you take one week and do a few workouts and see how your body responds.

Pauley
08-07-2011, 10:19 AM
I am in week 6 and was surprised I had enough energy to do a strenuous hike yesterday. I think my body has adjusted to no carbs. What surprised me was how difficult it was to carry my 30 lb child up a steep hike. I naively assumed since I just lost (almost) 30 lbs it would be EASY to carry the 30 lb child. Not so much.

JoLoMN
08-07-2011, 06:20 PM
For me...adding that additional packet is necessary. 4 miles, 4X week.....you might want to consider adding. Since there is no glucose in your system for your body to burn for energy, it will turn to protein to get what it needs. If you do not give it adequate protein, it will get it from your muscles......this is NOT what you want to happen.I would suggest you have some extra protein only on the days you walk and have it prior to the walk.....make it available for body's use. See how your body reacts....

I walk, practice yoga and resistance band work for toning. I was an avid exerciser prior to IP. I am almost at the halfway point and am seeing that toning is CRUCIAL for me. I have been a steady loser until this past week. I only lost 1/2 pound but lost quite a few inches exactly where it needed to disappear from......I attribute this to my focus on toning.

Thanks for the advice. I was feeling a bit light-headed after my 4 mile walk today, so I did have a RTD shake. I feel much better now and will feel free to add a shake in the future as long as my WIs continue to move down each week.

Jo

JoLoMN
08-07-2011, 06:23 PM
I have been exercising since day 1 on IP. I was consistantly working out prior to IP as well. I workout 5-6x per week, pretty intensly and I add an extra packet on any day I exercise, sometimes 2 if I find myself very hungry. I am very happy with my losses and feel that exercise has contributed to them, not hindered them. I also feel that the exercise has helped me lose inches and keep me toned and tight. I don't have any sagging skin that some people are saying they have.

My typical day looks like this:

9:00- IP packet
12:30- 6-8 oz. protein, 2 cups veggies, salad & 1 t. olive oil
4:00- IP Restricted
5:30-6:30- Work out
6:30- IP RTD shake
8:30- IP packet, 2 cups veggies, salad & 1 t. olive oil

This has been working very well for me. I would highly recommend having an extra packet on days you exercise. You could try it for a week and see how it goes.

Thanks for the advice Jenny! I was not much of an exerciser before IP, so I feel really good about all the walking I've been doing. I will add a RTD shake when I feel like I need one. Hope I have similar to success to you. You are rocking it! :hug: